The Supreme Court of the United States held that the FSLMRS permits union-initiated midterm bargaining, and that Congress delegated the agency charged with the administration of the FSLMRS the power to determine whether the statute requires federal agencies to negotiate union-initiated midterm contract proposals.
National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1309 v. Department of the Interior, 119 S. Ct. 1003 (1999).
Todd A. Portzline,
The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute Permits but Does Not Require Union-Initiated Midterm Bargaining: National Federal Employees, Local 1309 v. Department of the Interior,
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